As the threat from Hurricane Ana appeared to fizzle Friday, Hawaii County officials announced an appeal for federal relief funding for damages wrought by Tropical Storm Iselle was denied.
A 33-year-old Puna man is in federal custody, accused of using the mail to import almost 4 ounces of crystal methamphetamine to the Big Island from California.
LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic.
Tropical Storm Ana became Hurricane Ana at about 11 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service, after exhibiting sustained winds of up to 75 mph with higher gusts.
The leading edge of the lava flow threatening Pahoa appears to have temporarily ground to a halt.
People seeking treatment for addiction in West Hawaii have another option again.
A Kona grand jury indicted a 61-year-old Ka‘u man with several crimes associated with a cockfight that allegedly occurred a year-and-a-half ago in a Pahala macadamia nut orchard.
A Kona grand jury indicted a 28-year-old Kona man for alleged habitual DUI and assaulting a police officer.
After hearing from dozens of testifiers mostly supporting the measure, Hawaii County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution asking the state Legislature to tighten labeling requirements for coffee.
The forecast track for Tropical Storm Ana continued to shift away from the Big Island on Thursday after the system weakened overnight Wednesday.
Tropical Storm Ana is no longer forecast to reach Hawaii Island as a hurricane, though potentially damaging winds and rain are expected.
Updated forecasts Thursday morning showed that Tropical Storm Ana is expected to pass to the southwest of Hawaii Island on Friday night after reaching hurricane strength.
After hearing assurances that borrowing an additional $20 million won’t break the bank, the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution paving the way for emergency roadwork on alternative routes to Puna in the event lava crosses Highway 130.
Madame Pele is continuing to provide a bit of a break for lower Puna residents as they prepare for Tropical Storm Ana’s arrival.
The state Department of Education announced Wednesday afternoon that all public schools on Hawaii Island will be closed Friday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana.
An Oahu judge will hear arguments on the lawsuit filed against the state regarding Pohakuloa Training Area today.